Wheat is part of the grains group on MyPlate. If you haven’t visited MyPlate lately, there’s no time like the present. The USDA has recently revised what we learned in elementary school. The focus, however, remains on balance, moderation, and variety in food choice.
Adults should consume five to eight servings of grain foods, depending on age and gender. For children, the recommendation is three to seven servings, again depending on age and gender. In addition, it is very important to increase the amount of whole grains in your diet. At least half of the grain foods you eat should be of the whole-grain variety.
Below is additional information about the nutritional value of wheat, courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.
- Wheat Nutrition
- Breakdown of a Kernel of Wheat
- Folic Acid
- Gluten in the Diet
- Whole-Grain and Enriched Products